ISRO has launched GSAT-29 communication satellite successfully on board GSLV-Mk III D2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. With this launch, GSLV Mk III completed the test flights and is declared operational, thus joining the ranks of the working vehicles such as PSLV. Besides, this launch serves as a major boost for Chandrayaan-II (moon) and Gaganyaan (manned) missions.
Recently a private company in Chengdu, China has announced its plans to put a “fake moon” or illumination satellite into space by 2020 in order to brighten the night sky replacing streetlights and lower electricity costs. The fake moon will be 8 eight times brighter than the moon which is a cause of concern.
A group of Indian scientists and companies are involved with a 100k Genome Asia project of the National Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to sequence the entire genomes of 100k Asians, including 50,000 Indians.
Recently, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule. It will travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (434 km) in just 20 minutes. In this article, we will discuss what, why, when and how of Hyperloop technology and its implementation status in India.
DNA profiling is a process where a specific DNA pattern (called a profile) is obtained from a person or sample of bodily tissue for solving crimes, identifying missing persons etc.
ISRO will soon carry out another major test for its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) in 2019. ISRO conducted first RLV test in 2016 which was successful. The final version will take at least 10-15 years to get ready.
Recently, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation came up with the guidelines for drones that seeks to create opportunities in the Indian civil aviation sector. The government has established a regulatory framework for drone operations including commercial usage. The regulatory framework will come into force from December 1, 2018. It is the date from when civilian use of drones becomes legal in India.
5G is a fifth generation wireless communication technology that has very high reliability, spectrum bands and speed which is around 10 plus Gbps (20 times that of 4G).